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Storms lead to school closures in Sacramento, Sonoma, elsewhere

Sacramento City Unified, Pajaro Valley Unified and numerous schools in Marin County, Sonoma County and San Joaquin County closed Monday due to heavy rains, downed trees, flooding and power outages.

“The health and safety of our students, staff and families is a top priority. … The decision to close select sites within potential flood zones and evacuation zones is made to allow families to safeguard their children as a top priority at this time,” Pajaro Valley Superintendent Michelle Rodriguez wrote in a letter to families.

In Pajaro Valley, which is in Watsonville, the district closed 11 schools at least through Tuesday. Elsewhere in Santa Cruz County, all schools in Bonny Doon Union Elementary School District are closed. Further south, all schools in Monterey Peninsula Unified School District and Pacific Grove Unified School District are also closed.

Sacramento City closed all schools for the day. In Sonoma County, all schools in Guerneville and Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified are closed. Marin County closures include Stinson, Bolinas, Lagunitas, all of Shoreline Unified, and White Hill and Manor in the Ross Valley School District.

Lodi Unified in San Joaquin County closed five schools: Dorothy Mahin, Live Oak Elementary, Middle College High, Morada Middle and Turner Academy. In addition, San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton is closed for the day.